Community Based Child Abuse Prevention

Most parents genuinely love their children. Despite this, child abuse and neglect can occur in any family. Families with a concrete support network and knowledge of appropriate childhood behaviors have a better chance of keeping their children safe from abuse and neglect. Understanding this, the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention program strives to offer resources to parents through local communities. When education and positive community supports are available to parents, we can prevent child abuse before it occurs.

CBCAP funds provide the following services:

Parent Development

Focuses on parenting techniques, child development, and age-appropriate behaviors while creating an informal, supportive network among attendees.

Crisis Child Care

Provides a safe, caring environment for children while granting a break to parents, particularly during times of extreme difficulty.

Community-Based Family Team Meetings

Builds a team of community members to support a family in crisis by addressing factors that threaten children's safety, establish permanency for each child, and promote well being.

CBCAP is a federally funded program, which began as a result of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act in 1985. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa provides support and guidance to organizations that offer direct family care.

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